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Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Vatican opens debate on married priests

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Paris St-Germain ready to sell Neymar

Paris St-Germain (PSG) are prepared to sell striker Neymar, with club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi warning that irresponsible behaviour from players would not be tolerated anymore, according to French media reports.

Kaspersky: Nigeria children spend more time on video sites

Children in Nigeria spend more time than others in over 10 countries watching videos and listening to music online, the latest report by a global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab, has shown.
Richarlison

Richarlison woos Brazil teammate David Neres to join Everton

Everton forward Richarlison de Andrade wants Brazil team-mate and Ajax winger David Neres to join him at Everton.
Lionel Messi has reacted to the 2-0 defeat against Colombia in their Copa America opener in Brazil after the Albicelste failed to raise their game against Los Cafeteros in their opener.

Lionel Messi reacts to Argentina shock defeat against Colombia

Lionel Messi has reacted to the 2-0 defeat against Colombia in their Copa America opener in Brazil after the Albicelste failed to raise their game against Los Cafeteros in their opener.
Brazil head coach Tite said he understands why fans booed following the Selecao's lacklustre start to their Copa America campaign.

Tite understands fans after Brazil’s slow start

Brazil head coach Tite said he understands why fans booed following the Selecao's lacklustre start to their Copa America campaign.
Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho hands Brazil winning start at Copa America

Forget Neymar Jr., Brazil has Philippe Coutinho. The Barcelona star, scoring a brace, handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America Friday night in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
When Brazil forward Marta scored a landmark 16th World Cup goal, she took the opportunity to promote gender equality with a special celebration.

Marta dedicates landmark goal to gender equality

When Brazil forward Marta scored a landmark 16th World Cup goal, she took the opportunity to promote gender equality with a special celebration.
Neymar testified to Brazilian prosecutors for five hours on Thursday in the wake of rape allegations made by a 26-year-old woman.

Neymar testifies to prosecutors in wake of rape allegations

Neymar testified to Brazilian prosecutors for five hours on Thursday in the wake of rape allegations made by a 26-year-old woman.
Najila Trindade

Brazilian police file defamation complaint against Neymar’s rape accuser

Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape after she insinuated the force was corrupt.
Australia have rallied from two goals down to seal a stunning 3-2 win over Brazil in their second group match at the Women's World Cup.

WWC: Australia complete epic comeback against Brazil

Australia have rallied from two goals down to seal a stunning 3-2 win over Brazil in their second group match at the Women's World Cup.
Roberto Carlos has expressed his sympathy at Lionel Messi's struggles to replicate the success he has achieved with Barcelona on the international stage with Argentina.

Roberto Carlos: Lionel Messi doesn’t have the same luck with Argentina as he does...

Roberto Carlos has expressed his sympathy at Lionel Messi's struggles to replicate the success he has achieved with Barcelona on the international stage with Argentina.
Brazil’s Neymar gestures during a friendly football match against Qatar at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia on June 5, 2019, ahead of Brazil 2019 Copa America. (Photo by EVARISTO SA - AFP)

Neymar rape accusations overshadow Copa America kick-off

Brazil should have been gearing up for another major home sporting spectacle with renewed optimism that star forward Neymar would help bring to an end a 12-year trophy drought.
Real Madrid's €54 million (£48m-$60m) summer signing Rodrygo says that fear is motivating him to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu.

Rodrygo: Fear motivating me to succeed at Real Madrid

Real Madrid's €54 million (£48m/$60m) summer signing Rodrygo says that "fear is motivating him" to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu.
Ferland Mendy of Olympique Lyon

Real Madrid sign Ferland Mendy from Lyon in £47 million deal

Real Madrid have signed left-back Ferland Mendy from Lyon in a deal worth up to £47.1m, which takes their summer spending close to £300m.
The woman who has accused Brazilian football star Neymar of rape, Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza, is carried out of a Sao Paulo police station by her lawyer Danilo Garcia de Andrade — he has now abandoned her as a client

Neymar’s rape accuser abandoned by third lawyer

The woman who has accused Brazilian football star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel has been dropped by a third lawyer – the latest twist in a scandal that has gripped the country.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead Forbes’ best-paid athletes list

Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes’ 2019 list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the first time.

Report: Emerging markets still deprived of fit-for-purpose financial systems

The lack of an efficient and resilient financial system is still holding back inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging markets. Policymakers, regulators and financial services organisations should more actively shape a financial system that is fit for purpose.

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri asks Juventus to sign two Chelsea players

Juventus newly appointed manager Maurizio Sarri is set to raid Chelsea for his new look Juventus as he ordered the Old Lady board to sign two Chelsea players this summer.
Sicily Kariuki

Kenya reassures public after Ebola false alarm

Kenya sought to reassure the public and foreign visitors on Monday after a suspected Ebola case, which turned out to be negative, was detected near the border with Uganda.
Nigerian fans paid a courtesy visit to Super Eagles camp in Cairo ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

AFCON: Nigerian fans visit Super Eagles camp in Cairo

Nigerian fans paid a courtesy visit to Super Eagles camp in Cairo ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium

Arsenal reach an agreement for first summer signing

Arsenal reaches an agreement for the first summer signing of Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba after agreeing on a five-year contract.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Vatican opens debate on married priests

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.